Viewed from the Central Patrol Road south of Malheur Lake
The Long Barn at the abandoned P-Ranch
"P" is for Porter, an early settler in the region
Hay wagon inside the dappled Long Barn
Looking out towards the Alvord Desert, from the rugged Pike Creek Canyon emanating from the steep east side of Steens Mountain
Nevada may be visible out there
Big country just NE of Steens Mountain
More cattle than people in Harney Country
Peter French Round Barn
Fascinating structure built in the 1870's in Harney County, Oregon
Stout Juniper center post inside the Round Barn
The barn was built entirely from local materials. Note the huge raven's nest in the supports - there was an active nest here with squawking chicks and croaking parents.
The Round Barn's inner stone wall
The Round Barn's outer annulus served to exercise horses in the winter.
Diamond Oregon, population 5
The hotel, in operation since 1893, had more guests than the town has citizens. Lynn and Ty hang out waiting for the dinner bell.
Sweet restored 1941 Series AK Chevrolet truck in Diamond, OR.
Check out the gorgeous Art Deco grill
Moonrise over the Diamond Valley
Malheur HQ keeps a daily report card going of its avian visitors, for it's human visitors
Observed at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Song Sparrow belting out a call
Great Horned Owl
This imperturbable fellow held the same location outside HQ for hours.
We saw this old home along Lawen Lane, a gravel road with spectacular shore-bird viewing.
Virginia and Rudy at the Diamond Craters
The Lava Pit Crater in the background was formed from the subsiding of molten lava into its escape vent.